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Cholwell Riding Stables

Cholwell Riding Stables is a family-run business that has been providing escorted rides and riding lessons on Dartmoor for nearly forty years.

Situated on the A386 between Okehampton and Tavistock, next to the famous 'Wheal Betsy' Silver Lead mine, we are perfectly located to ride straight out onto Dartmoor with no need for any road work. This allows you to enjoy your whole ride on the moor and admire its breathtaking views (weather permitting!)

We cater for all types of rider from the complete novice to the most experienced rider and have a wide selection of quality, fit and well-mannered horses.

We offer rides from one hour to two hours in length and lessons can be booked with our qualified instructors. We remain open all year round, offering riding seven days a week and are proud of the fact that we have a lot of regular riders from both near and far who have also become good friends. Riders of all ages are welcome and our wide selection of horses and ponies ensure you will be well looked after. We can take children out on the rides from the age of five. For the younger rider we can provide a little pony ride to ensure the whole family is happy!

We have a number of rides each day. Our rides are tailor made to cater for all abilities of rider. If you have a variety of experience within a family or a group, then we can make sure that everyone is catered for. Our friendly, well trained staff will provide tuition and assistance to make you feel at ease making it a pleasurable experience for even the most novice or nervous rider. For the more able rider we can provide an exhilerating experience thanks to Dartmoor's unique terrain.

With our wide range of horses we are able to accommodate school and youth groups, birthdays and hen and stag parties. In 2010 we even had a proposal on one of our rides!

Booking & Prices

The rides begin at 10am and continue throughout the day. Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.

Please ring on 01822 810526 or call in to book your ride.

We will need to take some information regarding experience, height, weight and any special requirements you may have.

Prices from 1st April 2015 are as follows:

1 hour ride £22
1 1/2 hour ride £31
2 hour ride £40
1 hour lesson £24
Pony ride from £8

We also offer gift vouchers for our rides. Please send us a s.a.e. and a cheque made payable to D. Penwill for the amount you require and we will send them out to you a.s.a.p.

We only accept cash or cheque as payment. We also ask that you arrive ten minutes before the ride to ensure a prompt departure. We provide hats free of charge and can kit you out with boots, coats and gloves should you require them. We advise that you wear long trousers (preferably not jeans) and clothing suitable for the weather conditions. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any more information.

Cholwell Riding Stables
Mary Tavy
Tavistock
PL19 9QG